Comedy, Conspiracies and Crime … Netflix Has it All
Being the biggest streaming platform in the world has its downsides. Netflix has so much content it’s getting harder and harder to watch it all. Really great TV shows and movies end up drowning in the abundance of choices. Here are 8 Netflix shows that flew under-the-radar, but deserve every bit of attention they can get…
Lunatics is a new Netflix Original and the latest project from character actor, Chris Lilley. Lilley is an Australian actor and comedian best known for his work on Summer Heights High and Ja’mie: Private School Girl, in which he plays a variety of ridiculous characters. What makes Lilley’s work so hilarious is the way he portrays female characters, completely nailing stereotypical teenage behavior and mannerisms.
Aggretsuko Season 2 just premiered on Netflix in June 2019 and continues to follow the workplace antics of Retsuko, the red panda. 25-year-old Retsuko lives a comfortable life in Japan and deals with the daily tropes of being a young adult- unsure about her future, and dealing with workplace relationships. What looks like a cutesy cartoon is actually a very adult-oriented animated series.
There’s something satisfying about a show with a simple premise. It’s Bruno! is about one man’s love for his dog, Bruno. Malcolm spends his days catering to Bruno and treats him like the king he is. But don’t get in the way of him and his dog. This grumpy owner is aggressively protective of Bruno, who’s rather calm and unassuming. Each episode is spent following Malcolm and Bruno during their daily walks around Buschwick, Brooklyn, dealing with neighbors around the community. The 8-episodes of It’s Bruno are short but sweet and you’ll be glad you spent the time watching.
American Vandal is a prime example of how an absurd comedy can leave you emotionally invested. This mockumentary-style series follows two teenaged students as they seek to expose the injustice taking place at their high school. Done in the vain of every true crime documentary on TV, you can’t help but watch and see how the stories play out. Sadly, American Vandal was cancelled at Netflix after Season 2, but the creators are shopping the series around at other networks.
This pick is different from the others on this list as it’s not a Netflix Original, nor is it a series. Y’all know I love my spooky content, and Netflix is a gold mine. Unacknowledged is unlike any UFO documentary you’ve ever seen. Not only is it about aliens, it’s also about governments suppressing advanced technology from the world. The shocking evidence and video footage is unsettling and will leave you questioning everything once it’s over.
I Think You Should Leave
I Think You Should Leave is what happens when you come up with a seemingly simple sketch for Saturday Night Live and crank the ridiculousness up to 11. The absurd sketches are so stupid they’re laugh-out-loud funny. The first season sees guest stars such as Steven Yeun, Will Forte and Andy Samberg, among others. If you’re looking for innocent fun that requires little to no thinking, this show is for you.
You don’t have to be a gamer or even a huge anime fan to appreciate the beauty of Netflix’s Castlevania series. The only thing you need to understand is that the world fears the ruthless Dracula, but it didn’t have to be that way. The writing in this animated series is so brilliant you won’t be sure who to root for — the “good” guys or the bad ones. Once you understand Dracula’s plight, you can’t help but empathize with him. There’s a reason it was one of our favorite shows of last year! Besides the great storytelling, the fight scenes are INCREDIBLE! Watch one below…
If there’s one true crime documentary you watch, make it Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist. The case of the ‘Pizza Bomber’ is so wild it’s hard to believe it actually happened. What starts off with a pizza delivery turns into a case with twists you won’t see coming. A man walks into a bank with a walking cane that doubles as a gun and a bomb wrapped around his neck. His mission? Pull off this heist and if he is successful, he will follow a trail of clues that will lead him to the key to the collar bomb, as well as his survival. If he fails … the bomb goes off. Sadly, it doesn’t get much further than the bank. What followed is the unraveling of a bizarre, yet elaborate plan that leaves more questions than answers.